Ex-Death Row Inmate Blames Conviction on Gay ‘Witch Hunt’

Former death row inmate Kerry Max Cook, wrongfully convicted of a brutal rape and murder in East Texas decades ago, claims in a federal lawsuit that it’s time for police officers who investigated the case to pay for their extreme misconduct, including fabricating evidence and coercing witness testimony.

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Emirati Man Sues Marriott Over Islamic State Accusation

A citizen of the United Arab Emirates claims relatives of a Marriott employee in Ohio falsely accused him of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group, triggering a police takedown and a travel warning from his home country.

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Police Takedown Over Stolen Beef Patty Heads to Trial

A federal judge ruled that two Connecticut police officers must go to trial on a mother’s claims they used excessive force by deploying a stun gun on her teenage son until he foamed at the mouth for taking a beef patty from the high school cafeteria without paying.

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‘Real Housewives’ Dog Bite

The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a trial court’s $4,000 emotional-damages award for an attack by “Real Housewives” star Kim Richards’ pit bull, finding the court relied on outdated case law to arrive at a figure that “without further explanation appears unusually low.”

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Person of Interest Claims Sheriff Botched Probe

A Minnesota man labeled a person of interest in the mysterious 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling brought a defamation lawsuit against state law enforcement agencies, claiming the recently solved case could have been cracked decades ago.

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